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40 Secret Santa Gifts Under $25

Secret Santa exchanges are a fun idea—until you realize you don't know your recipient all that well. Luckily, these Secret Santa gifts under $25 are here to help—without going over your price limit!

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Anthropologie Tiled Margot Monogram Mugvia anthropologie.com

Tiled Monogram Mug

A coffee mug is a safe Secret Santa gift idea for a coworker, but you can take it up a notch by giving this gorgeous personalized one. It’s available in nearly every letter of the alphabet—so now there’s no longer an excuse for mixing up mugs in the break room.

Psst! If you’re responsible for planning the Secret Santa exchange, check out these epic Christmas party themes.

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Advent Calendar Playlistvia uncommongoods.com

Advent Calendar Playlist

If you’re shopping for a techie music lover, this record-shaped Advent calendar is a fun surprise. They’ll enjoy scratching off QR codes that, when scanned, download a holiday song by an up-and-coming artist.

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Soon Skincare Hand And Foot Never Too Soon Hand Sanitizer 28177434017843 1024x1024via soonskincare.com

Premium Hand Sanitizer

We’re all using hand sanitizer like crazy these days—so why not gift one that’s at least cute? This hand sanitizer comes in a pretty package, has a fresh grapefruit scent and is formulated with moisturizing ingredients like aloe and glycerin to combat dry hands.

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Custom Pet Ornamentvia LunaloveByKate/etsy.com

Custom Pet Ornament

For the person who can’t stop talking about her furbaby, this custom pet ornament is the way to go. Choose from a variety of bows and stain colors to create a Secret Santa gift as unique as Fido. Unwrap more holiday pet gift ideas.

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Whiskey Stonesvia LazerGirlz/etsy.com

Personalized Whiskey Stones

Need a gift for a new brother- or sister-in-law or a boss you’re looking to impress? Custom whiskey stones are a solid choice. These stones are hand-cut from natural soapstone, which is renowned for its ability to hold a chilled temperature for long periods of time.

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Hot Chocolate Mixvia williams-sonoma.com

Hot Chocolate Mix

Unlike most grocery store hot chocolates, this luxe drink mix is made from actual chocolate shavings that melt down into a creamy, rich beverage when mixed with hot milk. Top with homemade marshmallows for a downright decadent experience. While classic bittersweet chocolate is always a safe choice, you can also buy Williams-Sonoma hot chocolate mixes in other flavors like Double Dark, Salted Caramel and Peppermint.

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Mini Body Care Products 2via loccitane.com

Mini Body Care Products

L’Occitane is known for its luxurious, indulgent body care products, which is why it makes a great gift. This pack of minis (conveniently housed in a cute ornament) contains a hand cream, ultra-rich body cream and hand soap.

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Mini Waffles Gift Setvia kohls.com

Mini Waffles Gift Set

Breakfast lovers, rejoice! This adorable set has everything your recipient needs to whip up gingerbread-shaped waffles. Plus, the included recipe book is packed with fun ideas to keep ’em busy long after the holidays are over.

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Blanket Scarfvia amazon.com

Blanket Scarf

The co-worker or friend who’s always cold will enjoy unwrapping this oversized blanket scarf. Available in over a dozen colors and patterns, this pretty accessory is ideal for any occasion.

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Giant Peanut Butter Cupsvia thegrommet.com

Giant Peanut Butter Cups

Eat your heart out, PB lovers! These oversized cups are four-inches wide and available in milk and dark chocolate, as well as fun flavors like sea salt, s’mores and pretzel.

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Bottle Stopper With Wine Charmsvia amazon.com

Bottle Stopper with Wine Charms

Anyone who enjoys a glass of wine with dinner is sure to appreciate this bottle stopper. It keeps wine fresh and includes eight colorful charms for keeping glasses labeled during future get-togethers. Check out these other fun wine gifts, too.

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Christmas Candlesvia BklynApothecaryCo/etsy.com

Christmas Candles

Just about anyone can appreciate a candle, especially when they come in scents as appealing as these. Each of the six small tins in this pack comes with a holiday-ready scent, from Christmas Tree Farm to Sparkling Mistletoe—perfect for a Secret Santa gift exchange. Not to mention candle make great gifts for coworkers too. Find more seasonal Christmas candle ideas.

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Personalized Golf Teesvia RCHgifts/etsy.com

Personalized Golf Tees

Fore! The golfer on your squad will go bunk-ers over these personalized tees. Pick from natural wood or white tees, then add an engraving of their name, special date, cheeky saying or other text.

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Harry Potter Ice Moldsvia williams-sonoma.com

Harry Potter Ice Molds

Still waiting on that Hogwarts letter? Gift the next best thing with these Harry Potter ice molds. They make everything from cocktails to pumpkin juice look downright magical.

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Insulated Pint Glassvia yeti.com

Insulated Pint Glass

Take happy hour to the next level with a YETI insulated pint glass. We love the easy-to-use sliding lid and durable vacuum insulation that keeps beverages at their peak temperature.

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Italian Culinary Herb Seed Collectionvia uncommongoods.com

Italian Seed Collection

The budding gardener on your list will love unwrapping this collection of Italian-inspired herbs. With seeds for basil, thyme, sage, parsley, and oregano, they’ll have everything they need to whip up delicious Italian recipes.

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The Hygge Gamevia amazon.com

The Hygge Game

As winter approaches we’ll be spending more time indoors, so why not keep occupied with a fun and cozy game? The Hygge Game is designed to spark conversation and bring people together. Since it doesn’t involve game pieces, spinners or other accessories, The Hygge Game can even be made Zoom-friendly for distant gatherings.

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Chocolate Covered Cookiesvia sugar-plum.com

Chocolate-Covered Cookies

Trust us—your co-worker who’s always running to the vending machine will be very appreciative of this chocolate-covered sandwich cookies collection. They’re simple, elegant and downright delicious! Want more ideas? Consider gifting a food-of-the-month club.

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Friends Kitchen Setvia boxlunch.com

Friends Kitchen Set

Your Friends-obsessed pal will love this kitchenware set featuring an oven mitt, pot holder and towel. She’ll use them to bake up a batch of Nestlé Toulouse cookies before her next binge-watch session!

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Gourmet Salt Blendvia healthyonyou.com

Gourmet Salt Blend

Healthy on You offers a wide variety of song-inspired spice and salt blends, so if you know your Secret Santa recipient’s favorite band, you can truly knock this gift out of the park. This Bohemian Rosemary blend hits all the right notes. It’s inspired by the classic Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody,” with rosemary and lemon.

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Electric Milk Frothervia amazon.com

Electric Milk Frother

With nearly 30,000 positive Amazon reviews, this electric milk frother is a top-rated Secret Santa gift for coffee lovers. It’s the secret to making cafe-inspired beverages at home. Here’s how to use a milk frother at home. Once you’ve mastered it, check out these other must-have coffee products.

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Airpods Casevia urbanoutfitters.com

AirPods Case

On-the-go listening just got more stylish, thanks to this adorable Boba tea AirPods case. This happy silicone accessory is designed for easy opening, and it includes a side loop for adding to a keychain or lanyard.

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A Bottle Of Bubblyvia wine.com

A Bottle of Bubbly

Fancy wine is one of those gifts that’s almost guaranteed to be received warmly, and luckily for you, this one is actually budget-friendly (so are these sparkling wines for $20 or less). The bubbly contains notes of green apple, peach and lemon for a refreshing sip and pairs well with many foods. If you can’t be there to exchange gifts in person, don’t fret—this Prosecco can be sent anywhere around the country with one-day shipping.

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Knit Capvia duluthtrading.com

Knit Cap

Warm up with this sturdy knit hat from Duluth Trading. It’s available in 11 cool colors and has a universal design that everyone on your list will love. Plus, with a less-than-$15 price tag, it’s one of the best values on our list.

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State Tea Towelsvia thegrommet.com

State Tea Towels

If your Secret Santa gift exchange crosses state lines, these colorful tea towels are a fun gift for far-away friends. Created by students at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, each print contains unique art, facts and trivia.

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Mini Terrarium Kitvia uncommongoods.com

Mini Terrarium Kit

Know an aspiring plant parent who can’t, uh, keep their flora alive? This DIY terrarium kit makes the perfect Secret Santa gift. It includes everything the recipient needs to build three faux terrariums. No watering required! More crafty people on your list? Check out these creative gifts.

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The Cheese Board Deckvia amazon.com

The Cheese Board Deck

For the hostess on your list, this set of 50 food board ideas is a must-own. These creative cards go way beyond basic charcuterie, with themes like “Build Your Own BLT,” “Crudit-Yay” and “Baked Brie.” Each card includes a gorgeous photo, ingredient lists and expert tips.

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Zodiac Socksvia uncommongoods.com

Zodiac Socks

Imprinted with their Zodiac sign, these comfy socks will help your friend stay cozy as she interprets her star chart. Bonus: Each pair is made with sustainable materials, too.

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Pepper Jelly Setvia stonewallkitchen.com

Pepper Jelly Set

This jelly collection is a fun and tasty choice for a spice-loving in-law or acquaintance. The spreads are delicious on plain toast, but they really come alive when served on crackers or used as a glaze on chicken or pork. Pair with some crackers and a bottle of wine for an easy, inexpensive gift basket.

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Pretty Jigsaw Puzzlevia amazon.com

Pretty Jigsaw Puzzle

If your recipient is bummed about not being able to travel this year, this jigsaw puzzle is a thoughtful consolation prize. It offers the soothing scene of a Paris street, complete with the Eiffel Tower in the background.

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Window Bird Feedervia amazon.com

Window Bird Feeder

Want to feel closer to nature? This handy bird feeder is a good first step. It attaches directly to a window for a personal view of Cardinals, Bluebirds, Chickadees and more.

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Meat Clawsvia amazon.com

Meat Claws

Make the most of a BBQ with these hilarious meat claws. They’re designed for lifting and shredding everything from pork to chicken, plus they’re dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup. This is our top pick for a White Elephant gift exchange, too.

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A Sweet Surprisevia sugarwish.com

A Sweet Surprise

Candy is a classic Secret Santa gift—but what if you don’t know what your recipient likes? Take out the guesswork with Sugarwish. This genius service lets you prepay for a candy box, then the giftee picks out all of his favorites.

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The Five Minute Journalvia papersource.com

The Five Minute Journal

Building habits is hard. But a happier mindset can take just five minutes a day, thanks to this simple journal. It includes spots for goal setting, positive affirmations, gratitude lists and more.

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Tea Infuser Cupvia amazon.com

Tea Infuser Cup

We could all use a bit of extra self-care this year, which is why this tea cup makes such a thoughtful gift. It includes a reusable strainer that the recipient can fill with their favorite loose leaf teas.

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The Office Cable Coversvia boxlunch.com

The Office Cable Covers

Gift The Office-obsessed friend in your life a set of practical cable covers. They’re shaped like icons from the show, including Michael’s “World’s Best Boss” mug.

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Premium Popcornvia harryanddavid.com

Premium Popcorn

For a crowd-pleasing snack, try this oh-so-sweet candy popcorn set from Harry & David. It offers a salty and sweet treat with both classic caramel and milk chocolate flavors.

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Salted Caramel Lattevia coppercowcoffee.com

Latte Set

Everything your giftee needs to make an amazing latte—wrapped in a cute little box. Copper Cow Coffee offers coffee and creamer sets in flavors like Salted Caramel, Churro and Lavender.

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Warm Mittensvia amazon.com

Warm Mittens

These mittens may be even cozier than Santa’s. Lined with oh-so-soft faux fur and available in five gorgeous hues, this practical Secret Santa gift is a welcome choice.

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Good Ol’ Gift Cardvia amazon.com

Good Ol’ Gift Card

When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with money. This Amazon gift card comes wrapped in a festive snowman tin for easy gifting.

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Katie Bandurski
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